The Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund recently announced awards for both academic scholarships in medically-related fields and medically-related community grants to be awarded in 2021.
The benefit fund was formed in 1995 when Regence BlueShield joined with Clallam County Physicians Service, Inc., a company formed by local physicians to provide health care coverage to Clallam County citizens.
The fund bestowed $,685 to the Port Angeles Food Bank to buy a battery-powered pallet jack and stocking carts, as well as $1,000 to the First Step Family Support Center to purchase 10 crib and safe sleep kits.
The 2020-2021 academic scholarship awards are:
$3,500 — Cole Urnes
$3,000 — Melissa Estrada-Elena, Shannon Gordon, Mikel Townsley
$2,500 — Yela Carey, Zane Carey, Bailey Powers
$2,000 — Hannah Little
$1,500 — Madeleine Fritschler
$1,000 — Veronica Adams, Alex Barry, Abigail Berry, Katlynne Brown, Elizabeth Hagaman, Karla Najera, Jane Rudzinski, Darcy VanWinkle.